Lopez will not play in Wednesday's Game 2 against the Heat, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Lopez hasn't played in any of the Bucks' past three playoff games, and he's deemed inactive for Game 2, with Frank Mason in uniform instead. It seems like Lopez might not have a role going forward.
Lopez (coach's decision) did not see the floor during Saturday's 118-104 Game 5 victory over the Magic. Lopez didn't log a single minute of action in the final two games of this first round series against Orlando. He logged only 20 minutes through the first three games as well, and given that Miami has mostly been relying on lineups with one big man since the restart, Lopez may not be involved in the upcoming second round series.
Lopez will start Tuesday's game against Brooklyn. The rationale for the swapping one Lopez brother for the other is unclear, but it appears Brook Lopez will move to the bench, while Robin gets the starting nod.
Lopez turned in 11 points (4-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt), five rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal in 32 minutes Monday in the Bucks' 109-95 loss to the Nuggets. With twin brother Brook among the seven Bucks rotation players who sat out due to injury or rest, Lopez jumped into the starting five and benefited from an uptick in minutes. While he wasn't really able to turn in any eye-popping numbers, his production was probably good enough to pay dividends for those who used him as a punt-play option in DFS contests. Lopez should move back to a bench role and see his playing time tail off Thursday, when Brook will likely slot back into the starting five in the Bucks' matchup with the Celtics.
Lopez is starting Monday's game against Denver. Lopez has seen a dropoff in playing time over the last few contests, scoring just four points in 15 minutes of action in his last two games, but he'll be in line for more minutes Monday given Milwaukee's injury picture.
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